Arsenal pair Alex Iwobi and Heather O’Reilly have picked up awards from the PFA for their community work.
Iwobi, a product of the Arsenal academy who is now playing for the first-team and O’Reilly, signed for the Ladies in 2017, picked up the club’s PFA Community Champion award
Arsenal’s official website congratulated the two on the awards and explained the reasons why they had been presented to these two players in particular.
Iwobi joined the rest of the team in donating a day’s wages last December and supporting the Arsenal for Everyone match against Hull City.
But he also went further than this by taking time out of football to visit community projects such as the Arsenal Hub and the estates football programme at Elthorne Park near the Emirates.
Heather was similarly involved in Arsenal’s community work, with her focus on the girls’ football groups linked to Arsenal, and on supporting girls’ football teams in Hertfordshire.
As always, Arsenal are showing themselves to be a club that is passionate about more than just what’s happening on the pitch.
It is especially gratifying to see the values of the club are embodied by both players who have grown up with Arsenal, like Iwobi, as well as players who have only been here for a few months, like Heather.